Say Hello to the Zoo!

Introduction: Say Hello to the Zoo!

 personal critter zoo of molli the woodtagger

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    18 Comments

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    kwishnie
    kwishnie

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Your zoo is wonderful!  I just love that raven (hate to say I would have been tempted to "fly" him home with me if I found him in the woods too)

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    mollithewoodtagger
    mollithewoodtagger

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     i would have expected him to be adopted earlier, but it took some weeks. before i had to steel him back: my teenage-son didnt want him to be set free in the wood and had him hidden in his room. 
    so i made another one, the big-beek-type at the end of the show. he is still in custody upstairs.
    the raven is a tribute to our first pair of nesting ravens for many years, and they brought up one single youngster last year. i watched him take his flight lessons together with his parents last summer. this years nesting business has already started and one parent bird is always on their huge nest. i can still watch him from the hiking path as long as the trees havent so many leaves, as you can see in the picture. (it is a very small black spot in the center.)

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    kwishnie
    kwishnie

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much for the wonderful story behind the raven.  I think it is so sweet that your son hid him in his room.  We have ravens here in Montana too, but I've never seen any nesting.  I love watching them soar overhead.  What a glorious bird and I love yours.  Glad it's still in the woods!

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    LoneWolf
    LoneWolf

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I could see somebody walking through the woods at night getting the crap scared out of them from those first two :)

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    acidbass
    acidbass

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     some crazy random guys just appear and start laughing

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    acidbass
    acidbass

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     kinda creepy but indeed it is hilarious

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    LoneWolf
    LoneWolf

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, that would be REALLY odd to see on a hike.

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    mollithewoodtagger
    mollithewoodtagger

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     when i fixed the beaverface to the oak  i had two hikers as a giggling audience passing by...
    first time at all i got caught in the act.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    So, you make these and leave them in trees?

    Or do you retrieve them after the photos?


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    mollithewoodtagger
    mollithewoodtagger

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     those in the trees are made especially for the place and i leave them in the wood.  though it isnt always easy when they look at you!

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow.  Cool.

    How long do they last before unravelling / being stolen / eaten?

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    mollithewoodtagger
    mollithewoodtagger

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    now, in spring birds stuff there homes with the wool, so the beaverface  is quite battered by now . i made it in octobre. the raven was "stolen" after three weeks.